Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump kicked off debate season last week with the first of their presidential debates, and on Oct. 4 at 9pm ET, their respective running mates — Virginia Senator Tim Kaine (right in photo) and Indiana Governor Mike Pence — will face each other in the vice presidential debate, the first and only one. The debate will be held at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. The moderator will be Elaine Quijano, anchor for CBSN and correspondent for CBS News.
The vice presidential debate will be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.
Here are some of the outlets where you can watch the 2016 vice presidential debate.
2016 Vice Presidential Debate TV Outlets (All Times ET)
ABC — ABC News will feature live coverage of the debate Oct. 4 from 9pm-11pm.
BBC World News — Live coverage of the debate begins at 9pm.
Bloomberg TV — Bloomberg TV will feature live coverage of the debate Oct. 4 at 9pm, followed by a recap at 10:30pm.
C-SPAN & C-SPAN2 — At 7:30pm, a one-hour debate preview will explain the format, rules and questions. At 8:30pm, C-SPAN goes inside the debate hall 30 minutes prior, then offers live coverage of the debate beginning at 9pm. At 10:30pm, there will be post-debate reaction on C-SPAN, where viewers, listeners and social media commentators can weigh in. The debate will re-air at 11:30pm, followed by a re-airing of the reaction at 1am.
CBS — CBS News will offer live coverage Oct. 4 at 9pm. CBS’s online outlet, CBSN, will feature coverage of the debate starting at 7pm, and will live-stream the debate when it starts.
CNN — CNN will offer live coverage of the debate Oct. 4 at 9pm. At 10:30pm, Debate Night in America will analyze what went down in the debate. That is followed at 1am by a replay of the debate.
FOX (broadcast) — FOX News Channel’s Shepard Smith anchors live coverage of the debate Oct. 4 beginning at 9pm. (Note that due to FOX’s live coverage, local programming will air on the West Coast from 9-10pm PT, and that Scream Queens is preempted tonight.
FOX Business Network — FBN will present live coverage of the vice presidential debate Oct. 4. Neil Cavuto, anchor and managing editor of business news, will anchor the primetime debate coverage live from the debate site, beginning at 8pm. He will also be anchoring his daytime FBN program, CAVUTO Coast to Coast (12-2pm) on location earlier that day. In addition, Lou Dobbs will host his program Lou Dobbs Tonight (7-8pm) live from the debate site, and will join Cavuto throughout the evening’s coverage along with FBN’s Trish Regan, Kennedy, Connell McShane and Blake Burman. The debate will also be live-streamed without authentication at FOXBusiness.com.
FOX News Channel — FNC will present special live coverage of the vice presidential debate on Oct. 4. Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Kelly File’s Megyn Kelly will co-anchor special primetime debate coverage live from the debate hall beginning at 9pm, through 11pm. Baier and Kelly will be joined by a team of commentators for post-debate analysis, including The Five’s Dana Perino and political contributors Juan Williams and Tucker Carlson.
Additionally, FNC’s signature programs and primetime line-up will telecast from Longwood University, including Special Report with Bret Baier (6pm), The Kelly File (11pm) and a two-hour edition of Hannity (12-2am). On the Record with Brit Hume (7pm) will originate from Washington D.C, and The O’Reilly Factor (8pm) will originate from New York.
Coverage will also be available on FOX News Radio, FOX News Mobile and FOXNews.com, where the debate will livestream for free without authentication.
MSNBC — MSNBC will offer live coverage of the debate Oct. 4 at 9pm.
NBC — NBC News will offer live coverage of the vice presidential debate Oct. 4 from 9pm-11pm.
One America News — Live coverage begins at 9pm.
PBS — PBS NewsHour presents live coverage (90 minutes) of the vice presidential candidates’ debate followed by analysis (30 minutes), co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, with David Brooks, Mark Shields and Amy Walter in studio and NewsHour correspondent Lisa Desjardins on location.